Peter Galko - University of Ottawa

Professor: Peter Galko
Department: Engineering
College: University of Ottawa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the worst profs I've had to date. His lectures are completely useless and over complicates concepts making it very hard to understand. Reading the textbook is much better. Avoid if possible, he doesn't really care about his students and assigns weekly homework that has a alot of questions and is too time consuming. Just an awful experience.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Your opinion matters! Reads the poster, asking us to evaluate our courses. Sure it does. Repeated complaints about a course clearly fraught with issues is a problem. People pigeonholed into specializing in power because Galko runs their preferred stream is a problem. But what should have been nipped at the bud, wasnt, and now its too late.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ELG5119
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Avoid please, save yourself, run!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible prof. Forces you to read his horrible handwriting in order to take notes. Gives out assignments that take hours to complete and only certain questions will be graded. Takes attendance at the end of each lecture. Transferred weight from the final onto the midterm since the final is online and he wants to prevent "abuse"
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ELG4176
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is a really awful prof. He only run his own schedule.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
did not understand a word he is saying . you will understand when you drop the course . not trying to be mean but his classes are deprissive
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Adolf Galko will make your semester full of misery. It's impossible to follow along with what he's saying because he writes too quickly. His assignments are extremely difficult and take 6-12 hours if you were to figure it out on your own. He's a tough marker, and barely curves. My best advice is to buy the assignment solutions if you want to pass
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ELG5119
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Do not try.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lecture is really really absolutely useless, because he just makes the easy things to be more abstract and harder. You will tired to record his terrible handwriting notes without understanding what he is writing or performing. Then you will suffer because you cant understand your notes. I suggest you read textbook, because i get A in this way.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ELG5119
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is the best professor at UOttawa. I cannot imagine UOttawa without his presence. I bet he is the most well-educated professor among uottawa professors. This course also helped me a lot during my masters and PhD. I highly recommend it to all graduate students. If you are ready to work hard to learn something, go for it.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Horrible
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ELG4176
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No doubt he's very knowledgeable in the subject, but he expects way too much of his students. Each assignment takes 8-12 hours to finish and the final project is almost impossible. Also most of the final exam was on stuff we had never even seen before...
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ELG4171
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Galko is not a bad professor. There is just a lot of work to do and you need to study. If you do so, you'll pass. The other reason there's a lot of fear around this professor is because you can't sweet talk him into anything, which is a good thing because he's being fair. So to all future class takers with him: do your best and youll be fine.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ELG4179
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly one of the greatest profs at the University of Ottawa. Really cares about students and has an incredible knowledge of the material. The courses are tough though and the workload is huge. Very rewarding classes if you put the time and effort into them.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3136
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I never trust Rate My professor, except in the rating of this guy. So horrible. Please take him out of U Ottawa
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ELG4171
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
what a amazing prof, glad he is still at 2.1
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3121ELG4171
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this course -- if you take his course and want to pass: 1) go to EVERY lecture and don't talk 2) DON'T submit your homework late 3) ask questions -- he will know you 4) Study continuously -- review material every two or three days. You can't break from reviewing for even one week then come back because then you will fail. Sorry but true.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
ELG3126 is a very hard course. It's abstract, hard to understand. This professor only makes it worse.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
You will suffer a lot in this class. Tips to success: his notes are useless, so are the lectures. skip them and borrow the book from the library and start reading from the first day. Do not worry about not being able to solve the assignments, you are not alone. do not be sad for failing the midterm, many students will be in your situation. Good lck
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ELG3126
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Awful, mean. Avoid him
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